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Biointensive Weekend Workshop ~ May 21-23

  • May 04, 2010
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Register here by May 17th

DESCRIPTION

Peak oil, peak water and climate chaos are looming. Learn how you can grow all your own food while building soil in as little as 4,000 square feet. Starting with a 100 square feet garden bed and 10 minutes a day you can learn the techniques while providing healthy organic food for your family. Hands on activities include double digging, transplanting, and compost preparation.

GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP

  • Understand elements of biointensive gardening
  • Plan and design your own gardens to enhance your diet
  • Skill-building through hands-on practice

FRIDAY FILM & DISCUSSION: 7:30 pm (FREE & OPEN to the Public)

The World According to Monsanto – 2008

French filmmaker Marie-Monique investigates Monsanto and its corporate influence on government and technology. Combining secret documents with accounts by victims, scientists and policy makers, she guides us through a path of misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. And we learn how the company systematically tricked governments into allowing dangerous genetically modified (GM) foods into our diet-with Monsanto in charge of determining if they’re safe.

GUEST INSTRUCTOR

Jennie Cejka started gardening at five, taught by her father in southern California and is still actively gardening. She moved to Montana and worked for the University of Montana in the Health Sciences Department for 3 years. She met and worked for Larry Olsen, at his homestead school in Stevensville, Montana. In 1993, she met Steve Moore at Wilson College, PA and began to learn biointensive techniques for gardening. She met and took a course with John Jeavons in 1994 and has been using biointensive methods for the last 17 years.  Jennie’s approach to gardening is from a historical point of view; what has been successful for our ancestors without using chemicals and heavy machinery can work for us today. 

Jennie is a Master Gardener through the Penn State Extension Services program and provides gardening workshops throughout South Central Pennsylvania and Western Maryland. Since 1996, her family manages a homestead of 16 acres that includes 44 biointensive beds, orchards, fields, chickens, goats, woods, and a creek that runs through their property.  In her spare time, she enjoys spinning, weaving, and soap making.

REGISTRATION

To register, click HERE. Please register by May 17, 2010 so that we can plan accordingly.

The cost for this workshop is a sliding scale fee of $150-$200 which includes lodging in an 1850’s rustic farmhouse, vegan/vegetarian cuisine, and instruction. Work trade is available and negotiable. Discounted fees are available for Bedford, Fulton, and Blair County residents of PA and Garrett County residents of MD.

SCHEDULE

Plan to arrive by 5:00 PM on Friday evening to share a meal with other participants and to attend the film showing followed by a community discussion. We will be starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday and ending the workshop on Sunday by 4:00 PM.

For further questions, email us  info(at)wildmeadowsfarm.com or call at 814-839-4962.

LOCATION

Wild Meadows Farm ¦ 456 Smith Road ¦ Schellsburg, PA 15559

RELATED RESOURCES

Ecology Action, Neo-Terra, Harmony Essentials

 

 

This workshop is a collaboration of Chesapeake, Education, Arts, and Research Society (CHEARS) and Wild Meadows Farm.

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